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Jul 26 2012

Bloggers defeat Nikki Haley and The State Newspaper

Today, having dropped the ball massively by spiking the story initially, The State finally released the story about Nikki Haley’s daughter being given a job under her mother’s control. I cannot take full credit for this, not with Will Folks and Logan Smith doing admirable jobs covering the story as well, and not with people on …

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Jul 23 2012

Nikki Haley censors The State Newspaper

Nikki Haley got her 14-year-old daughter a job working for the state — a thirty hour a week job that is paid for with taxpayer money.  The State Newspaper and Charlotte Observer reported this online and the governor’s office immediately made them take the story down.  Did you know that the governor could do that? …

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Jul 18 2012

Senate to Nikki Haley: Get off Facebook and do your fucking job

SC Senate votes to override Gov. Haley’s veto of rape crisis center funding. Bright, Bryant vote no If you’d like to contact the two assholes who voted to hurt rape victims, here is their contact information, taken from the senate website: Senator Lee Bright Business Phone (803) 212-6108 Home Phone (864) 576-6742 Business Phone (864) 587-1800 Send message …

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Jul 18 2012

Arts Commission Veto Overridden by House and Senate

29-10 Thank you all for calling, e-mailing, and sharing the post! I seem to have gotten something in my eyes, immensely grateful to all of you. Will update on further arts votes and the rape crisis center votes as well, but I don’t have time to liveblog today. UPDATE: 29-12 Art grant money survives as …

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Jul 17 2012

Liveblog: Haley vetoes in the house

The house is voting today on the Haley vetoes.  The senate will vote tomorrow.  You can watch here: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/video/videopage.php?chamber=H List of vetoes here: http://www.thestate.com/2012/07/07/2344499/haley-issues-budget-vetoes.html#storylink=misearch Veto 1: Destroy the Arts Commission – Override 110-5 (FUCK YEAH) Veto 2: Destroy EPSCOR Funding (Research at Universities) – Sustain 70-45 Veto 3: Destroy Sea Grant Consortium (Research at Universities) – Override …

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Jul 15 2012

Watch me argue with a bunch of punks: with drinking game

FtB did another video podcast, if that’s what they’re called, in which we talked about education.  If you’d like to see me all huffy about education being a social justice issue (WHICH IT IS) feel free to skip forward to 1:04:45. Drink every time Chris Rodda says David Barton Drink every time PZ mocks JT …

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Jul 13 2012

Nikki Haley also vetoed funding to help rape victims

Nikki Haley looks like Human Ursula, enough said

I know, you’re all probably sick of hearing about how horrible my governor is.  In defense of my homestate, we didn’t *all* vote for her and her approval rating is not great, though depressingly high all things considered. I wrote about the Arts Commission and many of you wrote on my behalf, for which I …

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Jul 09 2012

Help me save South Carolina, the arts, and my mom

Ken May, Executive Director, "The state can’t wrest my cellphone from my grip"

Over the weekend, the governor, Nikki Haley, destroyed the South Carolina Commission for the Arts — the cut was such that the 20 people who work there cannot show up to work today, can’t even go into their building, because of liability issues.  The arts in South Carolina brings in $9.2 billion and creates 78,000 jobs …

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Jun 28 2012

Hey Girls: You Deserve Cancer, you sluts!

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I live in a state that is often accused of being the worst.  We have a saying in South Carolina: “Thank God for Mississippi!”  When it comes to diseases and listening to the religious right being absolutely beyond stupid, we are pretty close to the bottom. There is a wonderful vaccine that prevents several kinds …

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Apr 26 2012

SATURDAY: I’m Speaking Against the War on Women

The following is from the press release from the SC part of the Unite Against the War on Women.  I will be speaking at the State House on Saturday, at some point between 11:30AM and 1PM.  If you are in South Carolina, please come, if you are elsewhere, please find your local event and participate. …

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